Third Brigade

Third Brigade (HMA8H)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.838', W 77° 14.708'

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First Division - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —


Army of the Potomac
Second Corps First Division
Third Brigade
Brig. Gen. Samuel K. Zook
Lieut. Col. John Fraser
52d. 57th. 66th. New York
140th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2 Arrived early in the morning and formed on right of Second Brigade on line from Cemetery Hill to Round Top. Between 5 and 6 p.m. advanced with Division to left and entered the Wheatfield and the woods on its right in line of battle forcing the Confederates through the field and the woods to the further end. Brig. Gen. Zook fell mortally wounded in this advance the Brigade being on the right of Division it extended to an open field on the west. The line of Third Corps on the Emmitsburg Road having been forced back and the Division having been flanked by superior forces on its right and left the Brigade retired with the Division and resumed position in line with Corps.

July 3 Constructed entrenchments and held the position until the close of the battle.

Casualties. Killed 7 officers 42 men. Wounded 18 officers 209 men. Captured or missing 4 officers 78 men. Total 358.
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HM NumberHMA8H
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307781 N 4407671
Decimal Degrees39.79730000, -77.24513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.838', W 77° 14.708'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 50.28" N, 77° 14' 42.48" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 651 Sickles Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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